Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on took a veiled dig at Zimbabwe’s new crop of “prophetic” churches, saying most of them are not genuine and are using the Bible to make money.
Addressing government officials and legislators during a luncheon hosted by the Local Government ministry to mark the official opening of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament, Mugabe said most of the new churches were after money and manipulating the Bible to hoodwink followers.
“Some of these churches are using the Bible to generate cash, anyone who has no job, they are now just starting a church. They will say I read here in the Bible and it says I should start a church. They just use one verse in the Bible and they use it, use it like nothing.”